Book Bus

Our mission is to collect new and gently used children’s books to be given to elementary school children. We believe that encouraging the love of reading will increase self confidence, stimulate imagination and enhance comprehension in all areas of school learning.

Kids Against Hunger

This is an international organization created to end hunger and starvation throughout the world. The Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club has a satellite location here in Manatee County to provide the opportunity for churches, service clubs, youth groups and others to package food to be given to local shelters and food pantries or to their individual missions.


A service organization for elementary students sponsored by Kiwanis International. In K-Kids clubs worldwide, more than 36,000 children are learning leadership through service. Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis sponsors K-Kids at St. Joseph School and Johnson Elementary.

Key Club

Key Club International is one of the oldest and largest service programs for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through helping others. Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis sponsors the Southeast High School Key Club.

Manatee County Fair Corndogs


The Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club has been serving their secret-recipe hand-dipped corn dogs at the Manatee County Fair for over 50 years. This is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year and supports their many service projects.